When it comes to downtown shopping and dining, there’s more than meets the eye at the Bijou Gallery. This interior mini-mall (147 East Main St) holds plants and home goods, artisan treats and sandwiches with vegan and gluten-free accommodations, a multi-service salon, and a boutique! Escape for a few hours in Bijou’s small shops– all owned by female business owners!
The Bijou Gallery has a unique history, once operating as a silent movie theatre. Today, it has 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail, with apartments above. Bijou has two separate entrances to the main hallway– one on East Main Street and one on East Broad Street. Parking is convenient for both sides, with parallel parking along both streets, small parking lots across the street from each entrance, and (best of all) the Dunbar Street Garage (178 Dunbar St) a one minute walk away from the East Main Street side!
Follow along: We’ll take you on a full Bijou Gallery walk-through, starting at the Broad Street entrance and Downtown Deli & Donuts….
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or just a sweet to fill a craving, there’s hundreds of delicious items to choose from at Downtown Deli & Donuts. In addition to classic items like reubens and benedicts, Downtown Deli offers daily meal specials, including a different grilled cheese, soup, and quiche each day. Some cozy favorites include the Tuscan Chicken Skillet Mac & Cheese, Mediterranean hummus and quinoa tabbouleh plate, and 20+ sandwiches on their regular lunch menu.
And of course, as their name implies, you need to finish your meal with a treat. Choose from small batch artisan donuts, such as chocolate peanut butter, samoa cookie, and blackberry cream cheese, or perhaps a chocolate croissant or slice of fresh-baked cake.
Best of all, Downtown Deli & Donuts is one of Spartanburg’s most diet-accommodating restaurants! In addition to numerous vegetarian and vegan plates, most every lunch/ brunch sandwich can be made with your bread of choice, including keto “waffles” and gluten-free wraps. You can’t forget the sweets! Daily pastry case selections include a minimum offering of gluten-free cakes, vegan doughnuts, and more.
Okay, you’ve eaten your fill of doughnuts and brunch. How about a new outfit?
Who knows trendy high school and college fashion better than a small business owner still in school herself? Gracie of Gracie’s Boutique is just 18 years old, with not one but two boutique locations. Now don’t get us wrong; these clothes are for style-lovers of all ages! Find cozy sweaters, holiday dresses, fashion boots, jewelry, bags, gifts, and more in the boutique.
Speaking of gifts, plants make wonderful holiday and house-warming presents!
The Urban Planter offers far more than just green goods, although there are plenty of succulents, ferns, fiddle leaf figs, and air plants to choose from. This unique gift shop also holds terrarium and fairy garden creations, witty kitchen goods, greeting cards, wall art, jewelry, crystals, and ceramic planters.
Love plants, but don’t have a green thumb? The Urban Planter also offers pre-planted custom arrangements, training workshops, and even design consultation and maintenance services, with weekly watering and pruning on-location at your home or business.
Next up: a full spa experience….
Bare Beauty Loft is the combination of two former Bijou salons– Vanity: A Facial Bar and The Lash Studio. Their new location within Bijou Gallery fronts East Main Street, (previously home to Hub City Scoops before their move across the street.)
They offer everything from facial masks and skincare advice, to custom nail designs. You can even order “The Mini,” a facial for kids that’s perfect for mommy-daughter dates. Popular treatments go beyond your face too, with hot stone back facials and spray tans.
Or, try a high-tech facial! Bare Beauty Loft offers LED Light Therapy, by mask or LED wand. Each different wavelength color targets a different skin factor: blue for fighting acne, green for pigmentation and overall skin tone, red for collagen production, and yellow for skin texture and reducing wrinkles.
And while you’re treating your skin to facials and massages, why not go the extra mile? Bare Beauty also specializes in both eyelash extensions and brow shaping, including lash lifts, lash tints, and henna brows. Want your eyes to *pop* above your face mask? These stylists have got you covered; throw out your mascara now!
Please contact the Bijou leasing office at (864)590-9098 if interested in more details on available retail or office space.